Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl

Hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day Weekend!  I’ve got a great recipe if you’re heading to a cookout this weekend…

It’s no secret I’m a fan of dips, and especially ones that are easy to throw together.  My friend Maggie made this spinach dip for Callee’s surprise engagement party in February, and I have been loving it ever since.  I asked her for the recipe so I could serve it at our open house (it’s the Knorr’s recipe minus a few ingredients), and now I can make it anytime!

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

spinach dip

via Domestic Super Hero

  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
  • 3 green onions, chopped (optional)
  • Bread for bread bowl

Get your ingredients ready, according to the directions.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill for 2 hours.

When you’re almost ready to eat, get your bread out.  Cut the top off, and create a bread bowl by removing the inside bread.  Scoop the chilled spinach dip into the bread bowl.  Tear the excess bread into bite size pieces, place around the bowl and eat!

Edits: The Knorr’s recipe also includes 1 can of water chestnuts and tomatoes which we both exclude. You could also swap 16 oz Greek yogurt for the sour cream to make it a touch healthier.  Use other dippers like carrots, celery and crackers if you want more options or run out of bread.

Okay, now a funny story about the first time I made the dip… 

I decided I really wanted to serve this dip at the open house Hunter and I hosted the Thursday before our wedding.  I bought all the ingredients, and the night before even laid out all the dishes on the tables with labels of what food / sauce / item would be in each to make it as easy as possible.

The only day I felt rushed or slightly stressed during the wedding week was that Thursday, and my sister, Hunter and I were trying to get all the food out plus get dressed before everyone came over.  I went to mix up the dip and didn’t read the part about cooking, cooling & drying the spinach before you put it in the dip, so I put frozen spinach in a bowl with the other ingredients and tried mixing it up wondering why it didn’t seem like Maggie’s.  My sister asked if I cooked the spinach and then I realized my problem – whoops!

We tried to come up with a way to save it and still somehow serve it, but ultimately it ended up in the trash, and the bread was put by the cheese & charcuterie tray.  Oh well, makes for a funny story now — so make sure to cook the spinach first before mixing together 🙂

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